Atlantic Sun 2019-20 Preview

After a thrilling two-horse race in 2018-19 that culminated with Liberty beating Mississippi State in the NCAA Tournament and Lipscomb nearly winning the NIT, the ASUN looks like Liberty’s league now. Can anyone challenge the Flames?

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Sun Belt 2019-20 Preview

Eight of the ten players from the First- and Second-Team All-Sun Belt squads are gone, leaving a power vacancy at the top of the league. South Alabama adds a major infusion of transfer talent, Texas State returns the only First-Teamer, and several other challengers should be pushing to take the league crown in a league that should once again have a ton of parity…

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WAC 2019-20 Preview

Long a tournament team under Marvin Menzies, New Mexico State has risen to another stratosphere under the watchful eye of Chris Jans. Can Grand Canyon or any of the other WAC challengers put up a fight against the mid-major juggernaut?

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MAC Preview 2019-20

Buffalo’s buzzsaw dulls with the departure of Nick Perkins, CJ Massinburg and Jeremy Harris, so is this the year Bowling Green finally punches a ticket to the Big Dance?

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SoCon 2019-20 Preview

Behind the record-breaking Fletcher Magee, Wofford lit the world on fire last year, but it’s easy to forget Furman, UNC Greensboro, and ETSU were all formidable Top 100 teams as well. What can the SoCon possibly do for an encore?

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WCC 2019-20 Preview

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s and everyone else - that sound familiar? The perennial WCC powers are at the top of their game, paving the track for another two horse race, but a deep “Tier 2” headlined by BYU and new coach Mark Pope aim to narrow the gap.

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Conference USA 2019-20 Preview

Rick Stansbury has [shockingly] amassed a wealth of talent at Western Kentucky. Can any of the challengers - transfer UTEP, Louisiana Tech, the dynamic duo at UTSA, a healthy North Texas - unseat the presumed favorite Hilltoppers?

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Mountain West 2019-20 Preview

Craig Smith made a mockery of the 2018-19 Mountain West preseason predictions, as the Aggies’ new head honcho crossed the finish line tied with a Nevada squad oozing with talent. With the same cast of characters back for the 2019-20 campaign, Utah State looks like the early MWC frontrunner.

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American 2019-20 Preview

Memphis and Houston made our top 40, but they aren’t the only contenders for this year’s American crown. This may be the deepest the league has been in years, and UConn hopes to exit the league in style…

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#2 Kansas 2019-20 Preview

The Big 12 regular season title streak ended, but Kansas is intent on starting a new one with potential All-Americans inside and out. Bill Self never stopped building the roster all offseason, and as a result, the Jayhawks look like a loaded championship contender once again.

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#4 Kentucky 2019-20 Preview

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Kentucky has a stable of NBA-level athletes and a couple freshman stars, keeping them firmly in the national title conversation. Do Coach Cal and the Wildcats have enough offensive punch to climb the proverbial mountain?

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#6 Florida 2019-20 Preview

Florida was a sneaky contender before nabbing Kerry Blackshear, but the Gators are now a clear Final Four threat with him in the fold. Mike White’s roster is young but hyper-talented - can he solve the team’s offensive woes from last year?

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#8 Gonzaga 2019-20 Preview

The NBA poached the crux of Gonzaga’s 2018-19 roster core, but there’s no shortage of talent in the pipeline. With Saint Mary’s nipping on their heels, the Zags will need their young guns to grow up in a hurry if they hope to retain the WCC title belt.

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